Peter Taylor-Gooby outlines what we know about the public's views on income poverty, fair distribution and the emerging policy debate about childcare. What do people think about equality of opportunity and gender equality? To what extent do they find these inequalities acceptable?
It focuses on the 'social minimum' and attitudes to income poverty, fair distribution and on the emerging policy debate about childcare as it relates to a concern for equality of opportunity, particularly in relation to gender equality.
This publication was part of ippr's Rethinking Social Justice project.
Social housing need of the hour amid homelessness crisis
At a time when the social housing waitlist is weighed down with hundreds of thousands of people, the Scottish government has planned to reduce approximately £200 million in investment in social housebuilding. This could be disastrous and…Health leaders, charities, experts and campaigners urge Chancellor to take action on ‘concerning’ state of UK health to deliver prosperity at Spring Budget
Leading health voices have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to urge him to deliver a bold strategy to transform UK health and deliver nationwide prosperity.Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment support
Across the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.